April is Jazz Appreciation Month - and we're celebrating with special tributes to jazz artists at 7 pm, 10 pm, 1 am, and 4 am every day of April. Each week there will be a different theme.
Starting off with a rhythm-filled week of the finest drummers in jazz, we'll then move to the horn players, the pianists, and the masters of the reeds. In honor of Duke Ellington's birthday on the 29th, we'll showcase the great bandleaders. And finally, vocalists will serenade you through the weekends of April.
In this edition of Discoveries, we'll hear music by one of the leading American women composers of the mid-20th century. Elinor Remick Warren was also pianist to the stars, and the wife of a Hollywood producer. Solidly in the American Romantic tradition of Howard Hanson and Samuel Barber, there's also a streak of French impressionism shining through her music.
Saturday, February 13 Rolf Charlston: 6:30 to 11 am Jazz singer Jackie Ryan on Crossover: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Sunday, February 14 Bob Perkins: 10 am to 2 pm Tim Johnstone & Zivit Shlank: midnight to 6 am (February 14 and 15)
Grab your sweetheart! Love is in the air, and on the air. You're in store for a very romantic Valentine's Day Weekend on WRTI. Tune in or listen online for classical music and jazz tunes that will warm your heart and create the perfect mood for love!
Tune in every Sunday night at 6 pm for Riverwalk Jazz. Recorded live at the Landing Jazz Club in San Antonio, Texas, the popular program celebrates the lives and music of America's top jazz musicians, past and present. Each week, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band salutes these jazz pioneers in live performances, and with fascinating stories that celebrate important moments in the history of jazz.
Coming up... January 24: Sidney Bechet - Jazz Immortal. January 31: Jazz Goes to the Movies - A Look at Jazz & Jazz Musicians in Film.
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Think you've got the biggest Beethoven book of knowledge? We'll see exactly how much you know during our Beethoven Trivia Contest. Up for the challenge? Submit your answers by 11:59 PM Tuesday the 15th to be eligible.